Broadband access network technology provider Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) says it will supply its E7-20 Ethernet Service Access Platform (ESAP), 836GE Residential Services Gateways (SG), and 700GE family of indoor optical network terminals (ONTs) to the City of Longmont, CO, and muni electric and broadband utility Longmont Power & Communications (LPC). LPC will use the equipment for a fiber to the home (FTTH) network that will support 1-Gbps services.
LPC will leverage the E7-20 ESAP’s GPON capabilities for the fiber-optic network, one of the largest municipal fiber deployment in the U.S. The project comprises six phase, the first of which will kick off this August.
"As Colorado's first gigabit city, we are significantly improving the competitiveness of our community and positioning Longmont for future economic growth," said Tom Roiniotis, general manager of LPC. "With this commitment to our community, it was important for us to seek out best-in-class solutions for our network. LPC has selected access solutions from Calix, routing equipment from Cisco, and transport equipment from Cyan. This network architecture was already put to the test during last year's severe flooding in our area. Our network performed well, keeping the community connected and up to speed with the very latest information when we needed it most."
Longmont suffered a major flood in September 2013. In-place E7-20 and other network equipment remained in operation, Calix said.
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